RoboCop 3

Infobox Film
name = RoboCop 3


caption = Film poster
imdb_rating =
director = Fred Dekker
producer = Patrick Crowley
writer = Screenplay:
Frank Miller
Fred Dekker
Story:
Frank Miller
Based on Characters Created by:
Edward Neumeier
Michael Miner
starring = Robert John Burke
John Castle
music = Basil Poledouris
cinematography = Gary B. Kibbe
editing = Bert Lovitt
distributor = Orion Pictures
released = November 5, 1993
runtime = 104 min.
country = USA
language = English
budget = $22 million
preceded_by = "RoboCop 2" (1990)
mpaa_rating =
tv_rating =
amg_id = 1:121763
imdb_id = 0107978

"RoboCop 3" is a science fiction film, released in 1993, set in the near future in a dystopian metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, and filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. Most of the abandoned buildings seen in the film were slated for demolition to make way for facilities for the 1996 Olympics. It is the sequel to the 1990 film "RoboCop 2".

Background

The film was directed by Fred Dekker, a director primarily known for cult horror films. Popular graphic novelist, Frank Miller, returned to write the screenplay for the film. Major themes of the plot were taken from the Miller's original (rejected) draft of Robocop 2. The star of the previous films, Peter Weller, did not reprise the role (due to scheduling conflicts with "Naked Lunch", as well as being tired of reprising his role due to how cumbersome and exhausting it was to wear the suit) and thus it was left up to Robert John Burke to play the cyborg character. The RoboCop suit worn in the movie was originally built for "RoboCop 2" (1990). Since Robert John Burke is taller than Peter Weller, he complained that wearing it was painful after a short time.Fact|date=March 2008 Other important casting changes had to be made for the third film. The actor who played the OCP CEO from the previous two films, Dan O'Herlihy, and his successor are both absent from this film.

Another pre-production problem with the film was pressure from media watchdog organizations for the film to be rated PG-13;Fact|date=March 2008 the first two films had been rated R. Hence the profanity, graphic violence, mature sexual content, and references to illicit drugs and prostitution all had to be reduced or taken out altogether. The gritty environment of the first two films was severely diluted.

"RoboCop 3" was rushed into production soon after "RoboCop 2" was complete. Although completed in 1991, "RoboCop 3" would languish on the shelf until 1993 as Orion Pictures went through bankruptcy and was bought out. "RoboCop 3" earned $4.3 million on its opening weekend, ending its run with $10.6 million domestically, far short of recouping its estimated $22 million production budget.

Plot

The main plot of "RoboCop 3" involves RoboCop finding a new family, as he has apparently given up hope of seeing his wife or son again. He finds an extended family in the form of an orphaned little Japanese American girl (her parents had died when they were escaping), an underground paramilitary resistance of underprivileged urban families that OCP wants to relocate in order to build Delta City, and one of the original scientists from the first two films that built and operated on him.

Meanwhile, OCP is on the verge of bankruptcy, and Detroit law enforcement is gradually superseded by OCP's brutal mercenary security force, the Rehabs, under Commander Paul McDaggett. The Delta City dream of the former CEO and "Old Man" lives on through the help of a Japanese Zaibatsu, the Kanemitsu Corporation, who bought a controlling stake in OCP. Kanemitsu is prepared to use its own ninja robots (called "Otomo") to overcome the resistance of the defenders of the impoverished neighborhood. When RoboCop tries to defend unarmed civilians from the Rehabs, his longtime partner, Anne Lewis, is killed by McDaggett, and RoboCop joins the resistance.

Eventually, RoboCop defeats the three Japanese robots, the evil McDaggett, and enlists the aid of the Detroit City police department to stop the development and thus save the blue collar urban neighborhood from invasion while OCP collapses into bankruptcy.

Cast

*Robert John Burke - RoboCop/Alex Murphy
*Mario Machado - Casey Wong
*Remy Ryan - Nikko
*Jodi Long - Nikko's Mom
*John Posey - Nikko's Dad
*Rip Torn - OCP CEO
*Mako - Kanemitsu
*Felton Perry - Johnson
*John Castle - Commander Paul McDaggett
*Jill Hennessy - Dr. Marie Lazarus
*S.D. Nemeth - Bixby Snyder
*Robert DoQui - Sgt. Warren Reed
*Bradley Whitford - Fleck
*Edith Ivey - Elderly Woman in Bathrobe
*Curtis Taylor - Rehab #1
*CCH Pounder - Bertha Washington
*Judson Vaughn - Seitz
*Nancy Allen - Officer Anne Lewis
*Ken Strong - Rehab Patrol
*Stanley Anderson - Zack
*Stephen Root - Coontz
*Daniel von Bargen - Moreno
*Bruce Locke - Mr. Otomo

oundtrack

After "RoboCop 2"'s score which was composed by Leonard Rosenman, the "RoboCop" original composer Basil Poledouris returned to do the soundtrack score and brought back much of the RoboCop themes that were missing from "RoboCop 2."

RoboCop 4

MGM posted a piece of a press release from MGM Studios that lists a bunch of potential upcoming projects listing a possible remake of "RoboCop" or a fourth film in its list of upcoming films, others being "Quantum of Solace", "The Pink Panther Deux", and "The Hobbit". Ed Neumeier and Paul Verhoeven have pitched around ideas for one, says producer Jon Davison: "There's been discussions at Screen Gems about a "RoboCop" picture ever since negotiations began to acquire MGM several years ago. As yet no writer has been hired but things are inching forward in that direction".fact|date=April 2008

At The Licensing International Expo 2008 in New York City, several displays were shown, one including a teaser poster for RoboCop, with a 2010 release date. [http://www.superherohype.com/news/gijoenews.php?id=7324]

ee also

* "RoboCop", "RoboCop 2", and ""

Trivia

* Nancy Allen, Robert DoQui, and Felton Perry are the only three actors to appear in all three films.

References

External links

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